So here’s how it went down:-
MarkJ*: You know The Bridges of Madison County? The film? Well, there’s this scene-
Me: Shocking movie.
MarkJ: Um, well, I suppose**. Anyway, there’s this scene where- this lovely moment- where Meryl Streep’s† character, she’s on the phone, and she- she rests her hand quietly on Clint Eastwood’s shoulder. It’s the first time they touch††, and it’s- laying your hand on someone’s shoulder, it’s very intimate‡; and it’s a small gesture, but so deep; it speaks volumes about their feelings for one another.
Me: But you know, I think it would have been better- you know, deeper– if she’d STRADDLED him.
MarkJ: <chokes on tea>
* MarkJ totally stole my blog post, so I’m stealing it back, along with the picture
** It distresses me to report that the usually discerning MarkJ did not categorically condemn The Bridges of Madison County as a a pus-filled boil on the botoxed face of Hollywood
† God, I can’t stand her
†† It is actually NOT the first time they touch. That would be when Clint – the horny old goat – gropes Meryl’s leg in his pickup
‡ It was his SHOULDER, not his g-spot